AIKEN, S.C. (November 2, 2023) — Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC) provided $5,000 and temporary office space to the Savannah River Site Retiree Association (SRSRA) to help the organization meet the needs of many post-career retirees.
The monetary donation offsets some of the SRSRA Resource Center’s operating costs. SRMC is providing temporary office space at its Aiken office that affords the SRSRA Resource Center volunteers additional meeting space to accommodate requests for in-person meetings with Savannah River Site (SRS) retirees.
The Resource Center is staffed by former SRS employees who volunteer and provide free services to help other SRS retirees navigate retiree benefits including Medicare plans enrollment and filing Medicare claims.
Since 2014, the Resource Center has conducted office visits for more than 5,000 SRS retirees and their spouses. The center has over 13,000 phone consultations, transmitted greater than $4 million in claims reimbursements, and saved in excess of $3.2 million in out-of-pocket costs for Medicare plans.
SRMC President and Program Manager Dave Olson said that October is the busiest time for the SRSRA, and he wanted to ensure that they had the necessary resources to assist fellow retirees.
“SRMC provided the Resource Center temporary office space for a two-month period to conduct face-to-face meetings with retirees who do not have access to computers or the internet,” Olson said. “These retirees are part of the SRS fabric, and SRMC wanted to be of service to the people who dedicated themselves to the SRS mission for many years.”
SRSRA Chair Deb Shedrow and other volunteers have settled into the SRMC Aiken office and are busy assisting retirees.
“The SRSRA appreciates SRMC’s support for the SRSRA Resource Center,” Shedrow said. “Working in partnership helps to enable our retirees to select appropriate health benefits and file claims for those benefits.”
SRMC comprises parent company BWX Technologies, Inc. with partners Amentum and Fluor. Its team brings the capabilities necessary to accelerate cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site through safe nuclear operations, optimized and integrated mission execution, and strong corporate governance.
Savannah River Mission Completion Chief Administrative Officer Mark Barth presents a donation of $5,000 to the Savannah River Site Retiree Association Chair Deb Shedrow to help post-career SRS retirees.